Massive Roman-era garrison found in SyriaJuly 25th, 2009 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, July 25 (DPA) Archaeologists in Syria have found what they believe was the largest Roman garrison in the Middle East, SANA news agency reported Saturday.
German archaeologists discovered the site, which spreads over three hectares (30,000 square metres), at al-Rifniah, in the northern Syrian province of Hama, the report said.
Experts described the fort as the largest Roman military outpost in the region. It was discovered following mentions of the outpost in documentary evidence and engravings, SANA said.
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